Audrey Derivaux Blasts 1:53.56 200 BK, Fastest 13-YR-Old Of All-Time (MA Senior Champs)

2023 Middle Atlantic Swimming Senior Championships

  • March 23-26, 2023
  • Keystone Aquatics Center, Carlisle, PA
  • SCY (25 yards)
  • Results on MeetMobile: “2023 Middle Atlantic Swimming Senior Champion”

The 2023 Middle Atlantic Senior Championships wrapped up this past weekend in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The Jersey Wahoos topped both the girls’ and boys’ team standings, tallying 950 points on the girls’ side and 955.5 points for the boys. 

Top-3 Teams – Girls:

  1. Jersey Wahoos – 950
  2. Suburban Seahawks – 733
  3. Germantown Academy – 717

Top-3 Teams – Boys:

  1. Jersey Wahoos – 955.5
  2. Suburban Seahawks – 794
  3. Germantown Academy – 530

Highlighting the meet for the the Jersey Wahoos was 13-year-old Audrey Derivaux, who won four events individually. Derivaux won her first event in the 200 backstroke, where she posted a best time by nearly three seconds to record a 1:53.56. That time tops the rankings for 13-year-olds, making her the fastest of all-time for her age. The swim also ranks 9th for the 13-14 age group with well over a year to go before aging out of it. 

15-year-old Emily Hamill also had a tremendous race in the 200 backstroke to finish 2nd. Hamill dropped nearly five seconds to post a 1:53.89, ranking her 15th all-time among 15-year-old girls. She went on to win the 100 back in 54.26, also marking a personal best time. 

Derivaux also had a significant time drop in the 400 IM to record a 4:13.26. That time ranks her 3rd among 13-year-olds, and 17th in the 13-14 age group. She followed that performance up with a victory in the 200 IM, dropping over three seconds to post a 2:00.31 and move 7th all-time for 13-year-olds. Rounding out her wins was the 100 fly, where she touched first at 54.25 in another personal best time. 

Maddie Waggoner also contributed four individual victories of her own. Waggoner, who will head to Wisconsin this fall, opened her meet with a dominating performance in the 1650. She posted a 16:05.31, clearing the field by over 55 seconds. She also won the 100 breast (1:02.90), 1000 (9:52.56), and 200 breast (2:16.14). 

Virginia commit Lainey Mullins from the Suburban Seahawks was another multiple event winner. She added less than a second to her personal best time in the 500 to place first in 4:46.03, and tied her PB in the 100 free to win in 50.37. She also won the 200 fly (1:57.49) and 200 free (1:49.81).

Henry McFadden from the Jersey Wahoos led the way on the boys’ side with four individual wins himself. McFadden, a Stanford commit, dropped nearly six seconds in the 200 backstroke to record a 1:42.89, which would have been the 4th-fastest time for Stanford this past season. 

McFadden also dropped over half a second to win the 50 free (20.18) and half a second to win the 100 free (43.80). Capping off his victories was the 1000, where McFadden dropped nearly 15 seconds from this meet last year to post a 9:00.76.

Landon D’Ariano from Germantown Academy also won multiple events on the boys’ side of the meet. The Texas recruit dropped over two seconds to win the 400 IM (3:44.76) and almost four seconds in the 200 fly (1:45.84). Rounding out his meet was a half second drop in the 200 free (1:38.70) and a second and a half drop in the 200 breast (2:01.75) to win both of those as well. 

Other Individual Event Winners:

  • Zach Vasser logged a personal best time of 15:24.08 in the boys’ 1650 to top the field by over nine seconds.
  • 16-year-old Annie Jia from Upper Dublin Aquatic Club got her hand on the wall first in the girls’ 50 free with a 22.90.
  • Suburban Seahawks’ Jake Wang clocked a 54.31 to win the boys’ 100 breast, putting him within half a second of the best time he set at the Pennsylvania High School State Championships.
  • 16-year-old Can Yeniay topped the field in the boys’ 500 to win in a personal best time of 4:28.47.
  • Christopher Groff won the boys’ 100 back in a near-best of 49.94. He was the only athlete to break 50-seconds in the event.
  • Zach LeMay, a William & Mary commit, dropped nearly two seconds in the 200 IM to post a 1:51.69.

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Scott Bonney
1 year ago

Go Seahawks !!!

1 year ago

Okay Soapbox time…

Congrats to Ms Derivaux-that is smoking, but reading the headline: “AUDREY DERIVAUX BLASTS 1:53.56 200 BK, FASTEST 13-YR-OLD OF ALL-TIME”, kinda got my Irish up.

There are a lot of things I would change about the sport of swimming but the first one would be the way we separate age groups. Shouldn’t kids swim against kids their same age and shouldn’t records be based on the year they are in?. A kid 13 years and one day old could swim against a kid 14 years and 364 days. That can be huge.

I think we still have the two-year age groups because “that’s how we always have done it” and “when I was kid I got crushed for a year… Read more »

Last edited 1 year ago by MikeC
claire curzan fan
Reply to  MikeC
1 year ago


Reply to  MikeC
1 year ago

Let’s divide results by hand size, or ankle flexibility, or number of practices attended in past three years, or those who did or did not start in gymnastics, or number of swimmers in lane at practice, or swimmer-to-coach ratio of practice group, or outcome orientation of parents, or…

Swim Alchemist
Reply to  Chas
1 year ago

I mean, it isn’t that strange. Many other countries have records by single age.

Reply to  Chas
1 year ago

Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; truth isn’t.
Mark Twain

Reply to  MikeC
1 year ago

Spoken like a parent whos kid was born in January/February or June/July.